Fashion Killa: How Hip-Hop Revolutionized High Fashion (Compact Disc)

Fashion Killa: How Hip-Hop Revolutionized High Fashion By Sowmya Krishnamurthy, Angel Pean (Read by) Cover Image
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A cinematic narrative of glamour, grit, luxury, and luck, Fashion Killa draws on exclusive interviews with the leaders of the fashion world to tell the story of the hip-hop artists, designers, stylists, and unsung heroes who fought the power and reinvented style around the world over the last fifty years.

Set in the sartorial scenes of New York, Paris, and beyond, music journalist Sowmya Krishnamurthy's reporting on the intersecting histories of hip-hop and contemporary fashion focuses on the risk takers and rebels--the artists, designers, stylists, models, and tastemakers--who challenged a systemic power structure and historically reinvented the worlds of pr t- -porter and haute couture.

Fashion Killa is a classic tale of a modern renaissance, of an exclusionary industry gate-crashed by innovators, of impresarios--Sean "Diddy" Combs, Dapper Dan, Virgil Abloh--hoisting hip-hop from the streets to the stratosphere, of supernovas--Lil' Kim, Cardi B, and Kimora Lee Simmons--allying with kingmakers--Anna Wintour, Donatella Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ralph Lauren, and of traditionalist fashion houses--Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Saint Laurent--transformed into temples of rap gods.

Krishnamurthy explores the connections between the DIY hip-hop scene and the exclusive upper-echelons of high fashion. She discusses the sociopolitical forces that defined fashion and tracks the influence of music and streetwear on the most exclusive(and exclusionary luxury brands.

At the intersection of cultural commentary and oral history, Fashion Killa commemorates the contributions of hip-hop to music, fashion, and our culture at large.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781797167633
ISBN-10: 1797167634
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Language: English